Access to HE (Level 3)
Access to Higher Education (Science) Level 3 Diploma
This course is ideal for students wishing to progress to university for science-based degrees, including Physiotherapy, Radiography or Dietetics.
You must be aged 19 or above by the 31st of August 2022.
You must have at least one GCSE C/4 or above in either English Language or Maths, or a Level 2 in Functional Skills (evidence of this will be required during the application cycle).
Ideally you will have both. However, if you only hold the one, you may work towards the one that you do not have whilst studying for your Access Diploma; this will be dependent on being accepted onto a Level 2 course, either GCSE or Functional Skills.
Many universities require GCSE Maths and English rather than an equivalent. It is your responsibility to begin checking which qualifications you require with the university or college you wish to progress to.
It is also important to note that for some degree programmes you will also need GCSE Science at grade C or above.
You will study a range of different units across the programme, some focusing on your academic skills and some more subject specific, such as:
- Human physiology
- Academic study skills
- Independent research
Assessment & Feedback
You will be assessed through assignments, presentations and internally set examinations.
Course fee based on 2023-24 for UK residents, but the fees are expected to rise for 2024-25.
Non-Uk citizens will need to provide sufficient document/s confirming your right to live and study in the UK e.g. confirmation of settled status.
You can progress to higher education programmes at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Criminology and Forensic Investigation degree programme at University Centre Southend. Other common degree pathways include: Veterinary Science, Paramedic Science, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Environmental Science, Podiatry, Sports Science.